About

BURNS BOG CONSERVATION SOCIETY

We are a conservation society that is committed to protecting and sustaining the world unique ecosystem of Burns Bog since 1988. We also conduct a variety of community events, educational programs and research projects.

1988
Society Founded

4
Staff Members
10
Board Directors
30+
Volunteers

Using Burns Bog as a model, we are dedicated to educate the public on the importance of Burns Bog and the world’s peatlands. We provide opportunities for the public to interact with the bog’s natural environment, and offer a variety of community events to engage the public.

We are also committed to ensuring sustainable, ecologically sound management and governance of Burns Bog and to contribute to the local communities and enhance community health, through collective participation in the conservation of Burns Bog.

In 1988, twenty concerned citizens founded the Burns Bog Conservation Society. They, along with other members of the community, had successfully stopped a major development that would have seen Burns Bog put under 20 feet of landfill and converted to commercial, residential and industrial area and one square mile scooped out for a deep-sea port.

The founders realized that they had won “the battle but not the war” to protect Burns Bog. In order to ensure long-term protection we continue to educate people about the ecological benefits of the Bog and raise awareness about the need to protect it for future generations.

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We are a registered society in British Columbia (S-24249) and a registered Canadian charity (BN 12916 6682 RR0001).